Sleepcon 2024


Under the Aegis of
Indian Sleep Disorders Association
Workshop :- 14th JUNE 2024
Conference :- 15th, 16th JUNE 2024
Venue:- Hotel Ashoka, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
Organized by:- Indian Sleep Disorders Association &
Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi


Sleepcon 2024 Charges

Category Workshop on the Spot Workshop conference on the Spot Conference
PG INR 2000 INR 3000 INR 3000 INR 4000
Member ISDA INR 3000 INR 4000 INR 5000 INR 6000
Non Member INR 3000 INR 4000 INR 6000 INR 7000

Director Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine at Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj, Delhi


Dr Dipak Bhattacharya
Pulmonary, Critical care and Sleep Medicine
Honorary Secretary -ISDA

Dr N K Gupta
Dr Tanmaya Talukdar
Organizing Secretary
Dr Rohit Kumar
Scientific Committee
Dr Vikram Sarbhai
Dr Tejas Suri
Dr Reena Kumar
Dr Reena Kumar
Organizing Co-Secretary
Dr Pranav Ish
Dr Nitesh Gupta
Dr Rajnish Kaushik
Dr Manu Madan

Day 1 : 14 June 2024 : 8.30 – 18.00

PG WORKSHOP – Sleep Disordered Breathing


Time Topic Speaker
08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:15 Introduction to the Program Dr JC Suri
09:15 – 09:45 Respiratory Physiology in Sleep and Pathophysiology of OSA Dr Rohit Kumar
09:45 – 10:15 Epidemiology, clinical features and consequences of OSA Dr Mansi Gupta
10:15 – 10:45 Diagnostic approach to OSA: Role of Polysomnography and Home Sleep Testing Dr Manas Mengar
10:45 – 11:30 AASM Scoring Rules for Polysomnography Dr Tripat Deep Singh
11:30 – 11:45 Tea Break
11:45 – 12:15 ABC of PAP Therapy in OSA Dr JC Suri
12:15 – 12:45 Non-PAP Therapies for OSA Dr Dipak Bhattacharya
12:45 – 13:15 Diagnosis & Management of Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome Dr Dipti Gothi
13:15 – 13:45 Diagnosis & Management of OSA-COPD Overlap Syndrome Dr Tejas Suri
13:45 – 14:15 Diagnosis & Management of Central Sleep Apnea Dr JC Suri
14:15 – 15:00 Lunch Break
15:00 – 17:40
Workstations (40 minutes per station)
Sleep and Respiratory Scoring Dr JC Suri
Dr Tejas Suri
PAP Devices Dr Nitesh Gupta
Dr Mansi Gupta
Dr Manas Mengar
PAP Interfaces Dr Pranav Ish
Dr Manu Madan
Dr Sharada V
PAP Downloads and Troubleshooting Dr Kishan Srikanth Juvva
Dr Nipun Malhotra
17:40 – 18:00 Feedback & Certificate Distribution

Day 2 : 15 June 2024 : 09.00 – 20.15

PG WORKSHOP – Sleep Disordered Breathing


Time Topic Speaker Chairpersons
Symposium # 1. Plenary session – Burning issues in sleep medicine
09:00 – 09:20 Optimizing PAP adherence: challenges & solutions in the Indian context Dr Arup Haldar -Dr Shiba Kalyan Biswal

-Dr PC Kaushik


09:20 – 09:40 Sleep and Cardiovascular disease: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Dr GC Khilnani
09:40 – 10:00 Phenotypes of OSA – The Current Paradigm Dr S Jayaraman
10:00 – 10:20 Personalized Therapies for OSA – Where do we stand? Dr Tejas M Suri
10:20 – 10:40 Management of residual excessive sleepiness in OSA despite PAP therapy: What’s new? Dr Sourin Bhuniya
10:40 - 11:00 Z-Drugs: What are their current roles in sleep medicine? Dr JC Suri
11:00 – 11:20 Tea Break
Symposium # 2. Sleep Disorders: Unique Challenges in Special Populations
11:20 – 11:40 SITT and other pharmacotherapies in COPD: current role and impact on sleep Dr Rohit Kumar - Dr Supreet Batra

-Dr Rajinder Parshad

-Dr Anshum Aneja Arora

11:40 – 12:00 Comorbid insomnia and OSA - how to improve treatment outcomes Dr Sameer Vaidya
12:00 – 12:20 Mild OSA and UARS - When and how to treat? Dr P Arjun
12:20 - 12:40 Sleep-disordered breathing in women: Unique challenges and solutions Dr Mahismita Patro
12:40 - 13:00 Non sleepy patients with OSA: When to suspect and how to manage? Dr Jyotsna Joshi
13:00 - 13:20 Special considerations in pediatric polysomnography - not just small adults Dr Bharath Reddy
13:20 - 14:20 Lunch Break
Symposium # 3. Innovative applications of advanced technologies and AI in sleep medicine
14:20 – 14:40 Artificial intelligence and machine learning applications in sleep medicine Dr Vikram Sarbhai -Dr Neeraj Gupta
-Dr Rajnish Kaushik
14:40 – 15:00 What should a sleep physician know about consumer and clinical sleep technologies? Dr Tripat Deep Singh
15:00 – 15:20 Rational use of newer home sleep apnea tests – PAT & mandibular movements Dr Saurabh Mittal
15:20 – 15:40 Cloud based technologies for monitoring PAP adherence: Case-based discussion Dr Abhishek Goyal
15:40 - 16:00 How to implement telemedicine to management of sleep disorders in India? Dr N Ramakrishnan
16:00 – 16:20 Tea Break  
Symposium # 4. Sleep and Neurological Disorders
16:20 – 16:40 Approach to abnormal breathing in sleep after stroke Dr Rohit Kumar -Dr MK Sen
-Dr Nipun Malhotra
-Dr Vidushi Rathi
16:40 – 17:00 Approach to Restless Legs Syndrome – the current paradigm Dr JC Suri
17:00 – 17:20 Pharmacotherapies for Insomnia – Beyond Benzodiazepines Dr Manvir Bhatia
17:20 – 17:40 How do I approach sleep-disordered breathing in neuromuscular disorders? Dr Arjun Khanna
17:40 – 18:00 REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder and Neurodegenerative Disorders - What is the Link? Dr Ravi Yadav
18:00 – 19:00 Poster Viewing Session/Networking
Dinner Symposium –
19:00 – 19:30 ISDA Oration: More the merrier: inclusion of multiple specialties in Sleep Medicine Speaker: Dr Ravi Gupta Chairpersons:
Dr D Bhattacharya
Dr Vikram Sarbhai
19:30 - 19:50 Procon debate

AutoCPAP is the preferred mode for treating uncomplicated OSA

Pro: Dr Saurabh Mittal
Con: Dr Abhishek Goyal
Dr D Bhattacharya
Dr Vikram Sarbhai
19:50 - 20:10 Procon debate
It is time to adopt consumer technologies in sleep medicine practice
Pro: Dr. Sourabh Pahuja
Con: Dr. Manu Madan
20:10 – 20:45 Panel discussion:
Future of Sleep Medicine in India – Setting targets for sleep policy, education and research for 2047
-Dr Ravi Yadav
-Dr Anant Mohan
- Dr N Ramakrishnan
-Dr Seemab Shaikh
-Dr B Jayan

Dr JC Suri

20:45 onwards Dinner

Day 3 : 16 June 2024 : 08.00 – 16.30

PG WORKSHOP – Sleep Disordered Breathing

Time Topic Speaker Chairpersons
08:00 – 09:00 Oral abstract presentation    Judges:
Dr Tejas Suri
Dr Manu Madan
Symposium # 5. Modern approaches for managing sleep disordered breathing
09:00 – 09:20 How do I approach sleep disordered breathing in ILD Dr Vijay Hadda -Dr Tanmay Talukdar
-Dr S Chakrabarti
-Dr Sharada V
09:20 – 09:40 OSA and Asthma - a bidirectional relationship Dr Pranav Ish
09:40 – 10:00 Patient selection for multilevel Sleep apnea surgery: an evidence-based approach Dr P Vijaya Krishnan
10:00 – 10:20 How do I use DISE and ApneaGraph for identification of sites of upper airway obstruction Dr Dipankar Dutta
10:20 - 10:40 How do I approach overlap syndromes of OSA with asthma and COPD? Dr Animesh Ray
10:40 - 11:00 Tea Break
 Symposium # 6. Multidisciplinary approach to the management of sleep disorders
Dr JC Suri
Dr Rohit Kumar
11:30 - 11:50 Multimodality approach to the management of central sleep apnea in patients with heart failure Dr Ayush Gupta Chairpersons:
- Dr Amit Murar
- Dr Hema Gupta Mittal
- Dr Sapna Varma NK (Amrita School of Dentistry)
11:50 - 12:10 Jaw epidemic - prevention, recognition and cure Dr B Jayan
12:10 - 12:30 Oral appliances for sleep apnea: what a sleep physician must know Dr Abhijit Kadu
12:30 - 12:50 What is the role of nasal surgery in the management of OSA? Dr Seemab Shaikh
12:50 - 13:40 Lunch Break
 Symposium # 7. Recent updates and emerging trends in sleep medicine
13:40 - 14:00 How to establish a successful sleep medicine practice in India? Dr Aloke Ghoshal -Dr Atush Alipuria
-Dr Pawan Gupta
-Dr Siddharth Raj Yadav
14:00 - 14:20 Emerging approaches in management of narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia Dr Manjari Tripathi
14:20 - 14:40 Sleep in the ICU: What should the intensivist know to optimise outcomes in critical illness? Dr Debasis Behera
14:40 - 15:00 Beyond the AHI: Alternative metrics for the diagnosis and prognosis of OSA Dr Viswesvaran B
15:00 - 15:20 Sleep and immunity: lessons from the covid-19 pandemic Dr Nitesh Gupta
15:20 - 16:00 Panel discussion:
Multidisciplinary approach to the management of pediatric OSA
-Dr Reena Kumar
-Dr Dipankar Dutta
-Dr Bharath K Reddy
-Dr Ankit Parakh
- Dr JC Suri
Dr MK Sen
16:00 - 16:30 Prize Distribution (for winners of Oral & Poster presentation and FSM-ISDA Successful Candidates)
Vote of Thanks
(Dr JC Suri, Dr Vikram Sarbhai, Dr D Bhattacharya, Dr Rohit Kumar)


 14th, 15th June, 2024
Venue:- Hotel Ashoka, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
Theme:- Building the Future of Dental Sleep Medicine

Day 1 : 14 June 2024 : 9 am – 5 pm

Workshop in Dental Sleep Medicine

  • Sleep medicine is the youngest specialty of medicine and dental sleep medicine is the fastest growing subspecialty of dentistry.
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea is the most common Sleep related breathing disorder affecting all sectors of population resulting in numerous comorbidities like cardiovascular, stroke, cognitive issues  affecting the quality of life of individuals.
  • Dentistry’s role is becoming increasingly significant in terms of Early Diagnosis for prevention, interception, and management. Dental surgeons are at a vantage point to screen and be the pivotal point for early diagnosis. Oral Appliances (OA) in general and adjustable mandibular advancement appliances in particular are considered as the standard care for mild, moderate obstructive sleep apnea and those severe cases that are not amendable to CPAP therapy or surgery.
  • Despite the mounting evidence in favor of oral appliances our dental professionals are not yet adequately sensitized to manage OSA with oral appliances and similarly physicians are unaware of the role of dentistry in prevention and management of SDB and OSA.

At the end of the workshop the participants will be empowered with :

  • Basic knowledge, physiology of sleep, pathophysiology of OSA and diagnosis with Polysomnography (PSG)
  • Screening for OSA in a dental office & describe sign, symptoms, risk factors and co-morbidities of obstructive sleep apnea
  • Requisite knowledge of treatment strategies in sleep disordered breathing
  • Will be able to execute the clinical and lab steps in the fabrication of adjustable oral appliances.
  • Oral, Poster & Table clinic presentation in Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Category – Research, Clinical & Innovations

Attractive 1st, 2nd & 3rd Prizes in all categories


Time Topic Faculty
08.30 -09.15 am Registration
09.15- 09.30 am Introduction to the workshop & faculty
09.30 - 10.00 am Basics of Sleep Dr Tejas Suri
10.00-10.15 am Group Photograph + Tea Break
10.15-11.00 am Anatomic Basis of OSA & Screening for OSA in dental office Dr B Jayan
11.00-11.40 am 2D&3D imaging of Airway Dr Sharad Sahai
11.40- 12.20 pm OSA: A public health concern Dr Reena Kumar
12.20-01.00 pm Orofacial pain and OSA Dr Sudarshan Bhatt
01.00 - 01.30 pm Research opportunities in OSA Dr Sapna Varma
01.30 -02.15  pm LUNCH
02.15 - 03.00 pm Clinical bite registration & lab steps in fabrication MAD Dr Abhijeet Kadu
03.00 - 03.40 pm Prosthodontists perspective in  OSA Dr Mahesh Gowda
03.40- 04.20 pm Maxillofacial surgical considerations in OSA Dr Sahoo
04.20- 04.30 pm Dental Sleep Medicine Centre Setup guidelines Dr Nivedita
04.30- 05.00 pm Tea Break & Discussion
05.00 -05.30 pm Valedictory & Certificate distribution

Day 2 : 15 June 2024 : 9 am – 4 pm

Showcase your Research, Clinical Cases & Develop an Innovative Mindset

09.00  - 11.30 am Scientific presentation by Dental Practioners and faulty
11.30 – 01.00 pm Lecture and demonstration on polysomnography by Dr Tejas Suri
01.00 – 02.00 pm Lunch
02.00 - 05.00 pm Presentations by Post Graduate Students
05.30 pm Valedictory and Prize Distribution


  • PG Oral, Poster & Table clinic presentation in Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Category – Research, Clinical & Innovations

Attractive 1st, 2nd & 3rd Prizes in all categories

Lecture & Demonstration of Polysomnography (PSG)

  • Learn electrode placement to assess respiratory, cardiac , neurologic and movement related parameters in sleep
  • Understand the relationship of cardiac health and sleep disordered breathing.
  • Understand how PSG helps diagnose OSA though various parameters and sleep fragmentation.
  • Applying PSG findings for patient education, counselling, ethical treatment planning and collaborating with sleep physicians and working in a sleep team in Dental Sleep Medicine


Registration Charges

Amount INR Inclusion
DSM PG Convention (Day1+ Day2) 5000 inclusive of 18% GST 2 Lunch+ 1 Dinner+ 4 Tea
  • The DSM workshop & convention is open for all dental surgeons
  • All participants of the two-day convention would be eligible for applying for Fellowship in Dental Sleep Medicine by ISDA being introduced w.e.f  year 2025